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Kabila Warns of Catastrophic Consequences of No Vote on Constitution

VOA News - December 8, 2005

Congo's President Joseph Kabila said Thursday that his country's voters must accept a proposed post-war constitution later this month if elections are to be held in 2006.


Rescue, recovery teams search lake for quake victims

IRIN - December 6, 2005

The search for possible victims of an earthquake near the lakeside town of Kalemie in eastern Congo (DRC) continued along the shores of Lake Tanganyika on Tuesday, humanitarian and provincial authorities in Goma, capital of North Kivu Province, said.


Relief efforts blocked in northern Katanga as fighting continues

IRIN - December 6, 2005

The French charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says that the army in northern Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has blocked relief workers from entering the area since beginning a military campaign against local militias there in mid-November.


Plans for referendum well advanced, polls chairman says

IRIN - November 29, 2005

The man in charge of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was in Brussels on Monday to assure the Belgium government, which is providing him funding, that the first round of voting would take place as scheduled on 18 December.


Fighting displaces 60,000 in Katanga Province, bishop says

IRIN - November 23, 2005

Some 60,000 people fleeing fighting between the Congolese army and local Mayi-Mayi militiamen resisting demobilisation have now arrived in the village of Dubie in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga Province, Roman Catholic Bishop Fulgence Muteba said on Tuesday.


Hundreds displaced return home after nine years

IRIN - November 18, 2005

Some 1,000 people who had fled their homes to live in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, for six to nine years have returned to their villages in the provinces of Equateur in the northwest of the country and Orientale in the northeast, humanitarian aid workers said on Thursday.


UN peace mission expanded and extended until next September

UN News Service - October 28, 2005

Expressing serious concern about the continuing hostilities by militias and foreign armed groups in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the threat to elections in the country, the Security Council today extended the United Nations Organization Mission (MONUC) there until next September, with an additional 300 troops.


Eight guardsmen sentenced to life for killing aviation official

IRIN - October 27, 2005

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced eight presidential guardsmen to life imprisonment on Tuesday for the murder of an official of the national aviation agency.


Schools reopen as teachers end strike

IRIN - October 19, 2005

Public schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have reopened after a delay caused by 230,000 teachers who went on strike from 5 September to demand better pay.


170,000 get clean drinking water

IRIN - October 12, 2005

A humanitarian aid association, SolidaritÚs, launched on Wednesday a drinking water distribution network for 170,000 people in North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).









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